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The Super-Duper, Bluer, Blood Moon

6/4/2018
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A good friend of the podcast, Kelby, asked about the super blue blood moon over on the But Daddy Why Facebook page. Pat and Eric don't really need much of an excuse to talk about stuff in outer space, especially the moon. So for everyone who was curious about the super blue blood moon in January get ready for the details. Pat and Eric will break down what a supermoon is, what a blue moon is, and even explain why a total lunar eclipse turns the moon red instead of making it disappear....

Duration:00:30:17

There is Something Fishy about April Fool's Day

3/30/2018
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April Fool's Day is a thing but why? Pat and Eric did some research to find out and they came up with some interesting stuff. This story has paper fish, calendar confusion, mythology (of course), and a major religious figure's circumcision.

Duration:00:31:37

One Horn and No Corn - The Unicorn Story

2/3/2018
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Pat and Eric were asked “Why are they called unicorns? Where does the corn come into play? Shouldn’t they be called unihorns?” They answer this question and tell the story of how unicorns came to be.

Duration:00:29:25

Foosball Tomfoolery and Soccer's Etymology

1/23/2018
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A listener asks why tabletop soccer is called foosball, in the process of answering that, Pat and Eric stumble into the origin of the word soccer and how it is England's fault that Americans use that word.

Duration:00:30:33

If Oct Means 8 Why is October Month Number 10?

12/17/2017
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So we all know an octopus has 8 legs, an octagon has 8 sides so by that logic October should be month number 8... but it isn't. In this episode Pat and Eric explain why and they discover a whole host of other screwy things about the calendar as well.

Duration:00:29:24

Halloween, Jack'o'lantern, and the fate of the Mangel Wurzel

10/30/2015
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Ever wonder why we celebrate Halloween and how it got its name? Has the origin of the Jack'o'lantern perplexed you? This is the episode for you. Pat and Eric dig into their "spooky" origins. Listen long enough and you may just fall in love with mangel wurzels like they did

Duration:00:29:21

Origins of Daylight Saving Time and Wednesday's Weird Spelling

10/11/2015
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In this the pilot episode of "But Daddy Why?", Pat and Eric dig in and do the research to tell you the origin stories of Daylight Saving Time and Wednesday's funny spelling.

Duration:00:20:34